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Poster: Pastrami Date: Jul 9, 2003 5:15am
Forum: etree Subject: Guster DL speeds

I'm on a pretty fast connection and have received entire Guster shows ranging btwn 150-250 kps - but recently I can't average more than 16kps - is anyone else having troubles?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: Jul 9, 2003 5:22am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Guster DL speeds

Doesn't have anything to do with the band you're downloading - it's server-related. If the show you're grabbing is on a server that's getting hammered because it has a popular show, (or if it IS a popular show on that server and the cause of the hammering ;) ) then your speeds will suffer.

Which server is the show on? Maybe the admins can check it out that way...

--Dave

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffJonathan Aizen Date: Jul 9, 2003 6:30am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Guster DL speeds

On the contrary - because of FreeCache, a popular show will go much faster. If no one has downloaded a show recently then it won't be in a FreeCache and therefore the speeds will be slow.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: Jul 9, 2003 11:10pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Guster DL speeds

Aha! I sit corrected.

It's still instructive to know which shows are supposedly giving "problems", though, so one can check for freecached-ness or lack of same. Thanks!

--Dave

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffInfiniteOhms Date: Jul 9, 2003 5:30am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Guster DL speeds

I'm guessing that when you where pulling 150-200 you where getting something that was allready on freechace, when you pull ~15 its coming straight off the archive.